A Quiz …..
From the very beginning playing bluegrass music has been a particularly precarious job, even for the very, very talented.
Bill Monroe worked at Sinclair Oil in the 1930s; Kenny Baker often went back to the coal mines even though he was a mainstay in Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys; George Shuffler was more often otherwise employed than he was the bass player for the Stanley Brothers during the 1950s; and the Stanley brothers themselves worked at a Ford Motor Company factory for several months in 1953.
So, what is/was the day job for the following bluegrass musicians?
1. George Shuffler
2. Doyle Lawson
3. Jimmy Martin/Eddie Stubbs (same job for both)
4. Ezra Cline
5. John ‘Curly’ Seckler
The first person to provide the correct answer in all five cases will win a hearty handshake and a pat on the back!